Cushing's 4-game suspension remains in place

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  1. Texans34Life

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    Texans just released a statement from the NFL that LB Brian Cushing's 4-game suspension has been upheld after a review by the commissioner

    #Adam_Schefter

    Commissioner Goodell found no basis for changing Brian Cushing’s suspension. Four game suspension remains in place.
     
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    Cjeremy635 Overtraining

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    Whatever....

    Big Ben's 6 game suspension better stay in place too.
     
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    nice try.....it was a long shot to begin with.
     
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    it would have been pretty suprising if it had come out any other way
     
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    I agree. Few, if any here thought anything would change. I certainly didn't.
     
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    Not surprising, hopefully this is the last time we will have to hear about the suspension until it actually gets lifted in week 5. Getting more and more confident that we can survive those first 4 without him as well.
     
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    Oh well, we'll just have to do without him.
     


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    I had very little hope that this would be overturned. I'm glad they tried though.
    I still think that it is unfair to suspend someone for 4 games when there's even the remotest possibility that the lab test could be false. Cushing did test positive once and negative twice. On top of that, the agent he test positive for isn't a performance enhancing drug but a masking agent. Maybe he was just taking the masking agent for the hell of it. It seems to me though, that the NFL is acting on circumstantial evidence, which bothers me.
     
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    Sharpton time!
     
  11. eriadoc

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    Of course it remains in place. I would have actually lost all respect for the commish if he had done anything but scoffed at the Texans.

    Overtraining. Yeah, because in a league full of people who have dedicated their entire lives to working out and getting big, you're the one guy that ends up with an excess of female hormone. Uh huh.
     
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    Exactly Sharpton looked good the other day, I think he can fill the void till Cushing comes back puts another gash on Eli's head.
     
  13. HuttoKarl

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    From the NOLA Times-Picayune....


    # The Saints' second-string offense fared even worse in the two-minute drill. Quarterback Patrick Ramsey threw an interception to Houston linebacker Darryl Sharpton on his second pass attempt.
     
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    You do the crime do the time.
     
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    God, it's about time someone stopped with this nonsense. I'm glad that goodell didn't overturn it either. Cushing tested positive so he should be suspended just like any other player who would have. Amazing how people try to twist this into Cush being some type of victim here. This is his fault and no one else's fault. Hopefully he learns from this and this doesn't ever happen again.
     
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    Well, it isn't his fault if he wasn't taking an illegal substance. I have no problem with the suspension being upheld. After all, Goodell has more information on the subject than I do. However, I'm not going to condemn a player and assume that he is a liar and a cheat unless he has a track record to prove him untrustworthy. Until then, I view this as an unfortunate situation and I am hopeful that Cushing is being honest about it.
     
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    Agreed. Sounds like the players have his back but have hinted at the same

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5476631

     
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    ****ing right. RAPE is different than steroid use. RAPE is much different than steroid use. RAPE is entirely different. Especially since this is BR's 2nd RAPE...and only Cush's 1st negative test ever.

    I heard a few effects that hcG has, one being increased production of natural testosterone (let's all guess how that would be beneficial to an athlete) and two being increased metabolism (another enormous benefit to an athlete). It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to think he loaded up on hcG without a roid cycle just to get those small benefits. However, too much is too much and he got popped. I really doubt he was roiding, just my gut feeling. I honestly believe he values his body too much to do that. I'm probably wrong but hey, time will tell.
     
  20. b0ng

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    You're thinking of his uncle. Either way, I don't believe Cush and I'm not surprised that the commish didn't either. I really wish Cushing would've taken his lumps but whatever.
     

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